Bodegas Gramona III Lustros 2012 and Hand-Carved Jamón Ibérico Bellota Premium DOP Los Pedroches
Bubbly and Indulgent
Elegant jamon iberico paired with a gorgeous golden cava.
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Bodegas Gramona III Lustros 2012
Straw colored with gorgeous golden highlights, this sparkling Cava is made with Xarel·lo and Macabeu grape varietals, and is aged for 84 months using 100% artisanal processes.
It’s intense on the nose, with a flurry of aromas—baked apples, sweet pears, ripe citrus, and grapefruit peel, and undertones of faded florals and herbs. It gives way to aging notes of hazelnuts, brioche, and toffee.
On the palate, it is powerful, with a great structure, and is fine and creamy. Lively and refreshing, it gives notes of candied fruit, brioche, nut, pear, peach, and apricot.
Hand-Carved Jamón Ibérico Bellota Premium DOP Los Pedroches
Across thirty-three towns in the Valley of Los Pedroches, dehesas (pasture grassland with scattered trees) of holm oaks are home to well-fed herds of the large, dark-skinned Iberian pigs. Living freely off the land on a diet of grass and acorns, the locally nicknamed pata negras are valuable all around the world for their hams—jamón ibérico. Los Pedroches is one of only four regions in Spain with protected designation of origin status for this product. Their variant has a slightly paler golden fat cover layer than other protected ibéricos, with bright pink to red-purple meat that has a lightly salted, sweet flavor and a mildly fibrous texture. It is salted and cured for between 30 to 40 months according to the specific techniques that have been used in this region for decades.
Red wine -Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.
Jamon - Store in the fridge.